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Su Casa: Reupholstering a Roadside Chair

I love to see how people repurpose old furniture, and today's Su Casa is impressive. CasaSugar reader Michelin found this chair on the side of the road, and after making sure the springs and cushions were in good condition, she took it to be reupholstered with fabrics she bought on sale. According to Michelin: "With some luck and a little over $300, I got a one of a kind chair that fits my personality perfectly." Here's what the chair looked like before:

To see the "after" photo,

Here's the remade chair, recovered in light blue and green velvet. Says Michelin: "The green is actually brighter than it looks in this picture, it's almost a citrus color."

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rhythm261 rhythm261 8 years
Nicely done. Recycling is the thing to do.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Looks great!
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Looks great!
tkelley0000 tkelley0000 9 years
What a transformation! I have a vintage daybed I've been wanting to get reupholstered, anyone have any tips?
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i always think about recovering things but never get around to it - you did such a good job!
vinnie vinnie 9 years
Excellent! I'm totally inspired!
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
Great job!!
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
Great job!!
kstraw23 kstraw23 9 years
would love to try this sometime in the future. great job!
davie-k davie-k 9 years
Love to do this, but this is REALLY well done! Very chic!
sofi sofi 9 years
Wow- great job. I know reupholstering can be so expensive. I hope the chair was really cheap in the first place and still in decent shape. I love the new colors!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I never find furntiure on the side of the road!
Katikins Katikins 9 years
Gorgeous chair! Great job!
Katikins Katikins 9 years
Gorgeous chair! Great job!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Great job!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Great job!
megafie megafie 9 years
It turned out really cute!
megafie megafie 9 years
It turned out really cute!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
BEAUTIFUL! :D
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
BEAUTIFUL! :D
uptowngirl1999 uptowngirl1999 9 years
i love! i keep reading about reupholstering old chairs. i have one that my grandfather had--which is how i remember him. sitting in that chair. and i am ashamed to admit it, i did not take care of it. it's become the cats chair in more ways than one--if you know what i mean... not to mention it is not the most flattering color--orange (almost disco inspired) that looks like wide corduroy. i've been debating on whether to just get rid of it, or try and salvage it.
uptowngirl1999 uptowngirl1999 9 years
i love!i keep reading about reupholstering old chairs. i have one that my grandfather had--which is how i remember him. sitting in that chair. and i am ashamed to admit it, i did not take care of it. it's become the cats chair in more ways than one--if you know what i mean...not to mention it is not the most flattering color--orange (almost disco inspired) that looks like wide corduroy. i've been debating on whether to just get rid of it, or try and salvage it.
cupcake_85 cupcake_85 9 years
WOW! Great job, I love the "new" chair!
shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 9 years
I think it's great, but I seriously worry about how dirty it is! :) You don't know where it's been!! Hee hee!
Neekoh Neekoh 9 years
Wow! Looks great!
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